Monday, September 10, 2012

Unscripted vs. Scripted

Sharing a layout for Pretty Little Studio's sketch challenge today.

I wanted to document how quickly we go from photo op to chaos....literally seconds after the first photo, Ellie managed to find and put on a headband, and she's holding onto Carina who is trying to escape while hamming it up at the same time.

As soon as I saw this sketch I knew I wanted to use it since I just happen to have a bunch of homemade chevron stamps in my stash. ;)

I did add a little color to the center of the stamps on the outer rows with a Zig marker, and that arrow is just a doodle.

It's a pretty CAS layout. There's a lot of empty space on the sketch and I wanted to stay true to that. There's also a good mix of products/companies. It's fun to just look through your stash and pull out bits and pieces that work for a particular project

We've started Week 2 of Kindergarten - thanks for all your sweet comments last week. Ellie is LOVING kindergarten, and we're really enjoying our time together after school too. We've done lots of reading, bike riding, cooking dinner together, crafts, gotten haircuts, it's been a great work/life balance change for us!

Hope your week is off to a good start!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock: Bella Blvd - Birthday Boy (blue polka dot); Echo Park Happy Days 6x6 pad (black and white pattern); CTMH - White Daisy and Sweet Pea cardstock
Stamps: Custom carved chevron
Ink: Ranger Archival Black
Other: Pretty Little Studio - Monsieur Mr. Connor Bookmark Tags; American Crafts - Black Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Journal Foam Thickers; Nikki Sivlis - Gingerbread House Alpha Stickers; EK Success Zig Blue marker; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; CM - Photo Splits; Sewing Machine; Pigma - Micron Pen


  1. Ha! What a fun layout! Your handcarved chevron stamps are so cool! Perfect take on the sketch!

  2. This is soooooooooo cute cute cute!! I loveeeeeeeeee those photos, the arrows and THAT title is PERFECTION!!!!!!!!

  3. Awesome layout! Love the colors and the graphic design!

  4. What a great, graphic take on the sketch! And that color palette is divine!

  5. Lovely sketch layout! Very cute! Thank you for visiting my blog and joining in my giveaway!

  6. Your girls are too cute! Ellie w/ the headband and that face! The pics really shine on the LO, I love that! Glad to hear she's loving Kindie too! How's mom on that front??

  7. now this is too cute...i love the pictures...

  8. SOOOO adorable! I LOVE the two different photos--and I LOVE the sketch! FAB job:)

  9. You see, THIS is why I'm so jealous of your layouts. This is fabulous! Your girls are so sweet and it's too cute to see their 'little girl mischief' side :) Your custom carved stamps are so perfect. I love the thick, funky lines...awesomeness...